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Lashon Hara: On the Consequences of Hate Speech
An exhibition of textiles by Robin Atlas

December 3, 2014 – February 27, 2015

Exhibit can be viewed Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Opening reception Wednesday, December 3, 2014 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

An exhibition of 20 mixed media works exploring the impact of lashon hara (“evil speech” in Hebrew.) To be accompanied by a series of workshops, discussions and artist lectures. Sponsored by the Jewish Art Salon.

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Helpers, Heroes and Liberators
Commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe

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Spring 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camps, the death of Anne Frank, and end of World War II in Europe. To commemorate these monumental events which altered the course of history, The Anne Frank Center USA will present two special exhibitions and series of programs that honor the victims, survivors and “upstanders” of World War II—the helpers, heroes and liberators. By focusing on personal stories of Holocaust survivors and the righteous rescuers who helped so many, the Center will honor the memory and legacy of Anne Frank and all those who perished 70 years ago. These programs reaffirm our commitment to ensuring that new generations know this essential history and learn to apply the lessons of the Holocaust to today’s world.

All commemorative events are free for Holocaust survivors

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Grow your own poem

A horticultural/poetry workshop for families with artist Robin Atlas

Saturday January 31 from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

adults $8 and seniors/students $5
$20 for a family ticket (consisting of 2 adults and 2 children, or 1 adult and 3 children)

Space limited. Reservations recommended.

212-431-7993 or email info@annefrank.com

As part of her exhibit, Lashon Hara: On the Consequences of Hate Speech, textile artist Robin Atlas will offer a horticultural poetry workshop for young people using text and collage techniques to decorate a plant pot. Participants will plant their own seedling, which they can then take home. All supplies will be provided. Plants and potting tools kindly donated by FleursBELLA floral designers, www.fleursbella.com

Suggested age: 8 and up.

ABOUT FleursBELLA:
FleursBELLA was founded in 2005 by Bella Meyer, granddaughter of Marc Chagall. Growing up immersed in art, Bella’s imagination found expression in the artistic creation of floral design, much in the way an artist paints. Bella and her team create works nothing short of wonder … our list of clients includes BAM, Sothebys, The Jewish Museum, Asia Society, Brooklyn Museum and RMA, along with many other cultural organizations, as well as corporate clients, and of course weddings.

Sponsored by the Jewish Art Salon

 

Winter Green Festival at the Museum at Eldridge Street

12 Eldridge Street between Canal and Division

Sunday February 1 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

For more information visit www.eldridgestreet.org

As part of her exhibit, Lashon Hara: On the Consequences of Hate Speech, textile artist Robin Atlas will offer a cut-up poetry workshop for young people at the Museum at Eldridge Street’s WinterGreen Tu B’Shvat* celebration. Cut-up poems will be displayed on the Museum’s Tu B’Shvat tree. Poetry, paper and glue will be provided. The Museum will present a cornucopia of food, arts and holiday traditions celebrating sustainable living and family roots. Sponsored by the Jewish Art Salon

$12 adults: $10 students/seniors; $6 children ages 3-17; Free children under 3 years of age

*Tu B’shvat, the Jewish New Year for trees, has in recent years become a Jewish Arbor Day

 

How Could This Happen? The Holocaust and Humanity’s Moral Progress

Part of the Helpers, Heroes and Liberators season* commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe

A talk with Dr. Dan McMillan to mark International Holocaust Memorial Day and in honor of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz

Tuesday February 10 from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

adults $8 and seniors/students $5
*All commemorative events in 2015 are free for Holocaust survivors.

Space limited. Reservations recommended.

212-431-7993 or email info@annefrank.com

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To mark International Holocaust Memorial Day and in honor of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Dr. Dan McMillan will discuss the causes of the Holocaust, and read from his new book, How Could This Happen: Explaining the Holocaust, which focuses on two critical questions: “Why Germany?” and “Why the Jewish people?” Dr. McMillan asks us to consider what the causes tell us about human nature and humanity’s capacity for moral progress. To be followed by a Q & A and book signing.

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The Search for the White Rose
Film Screening and Talk (part of AFC’s Human Rights Film series)

Part of the Helpers, Heroes and Liberators season*
commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe

Wednesday February 18 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

adults $8 and seniors/students $5
*All commemorative events in 2015 are free for Holocaust survivors.

Space limited. Reservations recommended.

212-431-7993 or email info@annefrank.com

To mark the 72nd anniversary of the arrests and subsequent executions of Sophie and Hans Scholl, The Anne Frank Center USA will screen Peter Logue’s film about the White Rose resistance movement. This short documentary focuses on retelling the story of the small group of German students who formed a clandestine resistance against the Nazis. Through extensive interviews with scholars and current University of Munich students, The Search for the White Rose explores the legacy of the movement for a new generation of German students, asking how such stories of resistance have helped shape their sense of German identity.

Followed by a Q&A with the film maker.

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A special performance of Letters from Anne and Martin
to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March

Saturday March 7 from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

A Family Program for ages 10 and up

adults $8 and seniors/students $5
$20 for a family ticket (consisting of 2 adults and 2 children, or 1 adult and 3 children)

Space limited. Reservations recommended.

212-431-7993 or email info@annefrank.com

Join The Anne Frank Center USA as we mark the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery march, which led to the passing of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, with a performance of our signature theater piece, Letters from Anne and Martin. Our original production combines the iconic voices of Anne Frank and Martin Luther King, Jr. Developed from excerpts from The Diary of Anne Frank and Dr. King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail, the piece evokes the important messages from these legendary figures, as they write of their hopes and plans for a peaceful and unified world.

Followed by a Q&A with the performers, and an interactive workshop.

 

Artifacts and Memory: The Drawings of Nancy Patz

March 11 – April 30

Exhibit can be viewed Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Opening reception Wednesday, March 11, 2014 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Inspired by an object on display at the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam, author and illustrator Nancy Patzís beautiful, moving series of pencil drawings from 2003 titled Who Was the Woman Who wore the Hat? comprises subdued watercolors and old photographs.Historical and personal, these images, and the story they tell, bring the reality of the Holocaust into sharp focus through an unknown woman’s hat. The series is displayed for the first time as an exhibition at The Anne Frank Center USA, along with a selection from The Artifacts Drawings, a 2014 series exploring Holocaust artifacts and memory.

To be accompanied by a series of workshops and artist lectures.

Funding provided by the Puffin Foundation West

 

Framing Memories
A Family Program with artist Nancy Patz

Part of the Helpers, Heroes and Liberators season*
commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe

Sunday March 14 from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

adults $8 and seniors/students $5
$20 for a family ticket (consisting of 2 adults and 2 children, or 1 adult and 3 children)
*All commemorative events in 2015 are free for Holocaust survivors.

Space limited. Reservations recommended.

212-431-7993 or email info@annefrank.com

As part of her current exhibit, Artifacts and Memory, artist Nancy Patz will lead a collage workshop for young people, honoring a special object or treasure which they will bring with them that day. Participants will create a framed and matted collage with the use of mixed media and craft materials, which they can take home, celebrating the importance of their artifact . All materials are provided.

Suggested age: 8 and up

Funding provided by the Puffin Foundation West

 

The Poetry of Artifacts
A lecture and workshop with Dr. Karen Shawn

Part of the Helpers, Heroes and Liberators season*
commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe

Wednesday March 18 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

adults $8 and seniors/students $5
*All commemorative events in 2015 are free for Holocaust survivors.

Space limited. Reservations recommended.

212-431-7993 or email info@annefrank.com

Join Dr. Karen Shawn, visiting associate professor of Jewish education at the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration of Yeshiva University, for a special workshop in conjunction with the current exhibition Artifacts and Memory: The Drawings of Nancy Patz. The workshop integrates a lecture and film screening, and offers participants the opportunity to read, reflect on, and respond to Holocaust poetry and survivor testimony written about specific artifacts that sustained survivors during and after the Holocaust.

Funding provided by the Puffin Foundation West

 

Remembering Anne Frank – A tribute to the life and legacy of Anne Frank

Part of the Helpers, Heroes and Liberators season*
commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe

Saturday March 21 from 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

adults $8 and seniors/students $5
*All commemorative events in 2015 are free for Holocaust survivors.

Space limited. Reservations recommended.

212-431-7993 or email info@annefrank.com

Relatives and friends of the Frank family share their memories of the young writer and discuss her legacy today. Details to come.

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